New Orleans police discover lady’s physique chopped up in ‘Dexter’ man’s freezer


New Orleans law enforcement officials who have been looking for a lacking lady discovered a chopped up physique in a freezer, a reciprocating noticed lined in “bits of flesh” and her pockets in a protected on the property, based on courtroom paperwork.

Micah Dardar reported his estranged spouse Julia Dardar, 36, lacking simply earlier than midnight on Dec. 23, 2021, based on New Orleans police.

Micah Dardar informed police his ex had moved in with Benjamin Beale, a 33-year-old alleged meth and pot seller, at a home on Pauline Road.

New Orleans police discovered a physique and a meth lab on the house of Benjamin Beale


Police spoke with Beale that night and he informed them he hadn’t seen Julia Dardar since Dec. 16, based on courtroom paperwork. He mentioned they have been having relationship problems with their very own and that he believed she could have been suicidal. 

He informed the responding officer that Julia Dardar had moved out of his house however left her belongings and automobile behind.

On Jan. 5, 2022, Beale went to the police station and gave a contradictory assertion on Julia Dardar’s disappearance – saying he’d final seen her on Dec. 12, an affidavit states.

“It ought to be famous that Beale didn’t give any indication that he was anxious about Julia and/or any indication that he tried to find Julia,” the affidavit continues. He additionally informed police, in individual, that he waited to report her lacking “as a result of he had misplaced his cellular telephone and didn’t have the means to contact police.” 

Police served a search warrant at Beale’s house on Jan. 11 and noticed extension cords operating out the again door and right into a Chevrolet Diesel 60 bus parked within the yard, based on the legal criticism – and inside they discovered a freezer and ice field.

An excerpt from the affidavit for Benjamin Beale's arrest warrant.

An excerpt from the affidavit for Benjamin Beale’s arrest warrant.
(Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Workplace)

Within the freezer, investigators found “the headless torso of what gave the impression to be an grownup human feminine,” courtroom paperwork state.

She’d suffered deep cuts that “appeared to have been inflicted autopsy.”

In a close-by Coleman ice chest, police mentioned they discovered a reciprocating noticed “which appeared to have bits of flesh and fluid on the blade.” Close by they discovered goggles, a plastic face defend and rubbish baggage. 

Police additionally discovered an alleged meth lab and unlawful weapons, courtroom paperwork reveal, they usually backed out of the home and referred to as in help from state police with a view to cope with the doubtless hazardous supplies current.

The crystals discovered within the house later examined optimistic for methamphetamine, based on an affidavit.

In a protected in one of many bedrooms, detectives mentioned they discovered Julia Dardar’s purse, pockets, identification and bank cards. Police additionally mentioned they discovered not less than two illegal firearms.

Benjamin Beale is accused of running a meth lab at a home where police also found a woman's dismembered body in a freezer.

Benjamin Beale is accused of operating a meth lab at a house the place police additionally discovered a girl’s dismembered physique in a freezer.
(Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Workplace)


The alleged makeshift meth lab was inside about 105 toes from a close-by college.

As soon as police arrested Beale, he refused to speak additional, based on authorities.

He’s at present held on $400,000 bond on the Orleans Justice Heart on a slew of expenses – however not for murder, courtroom paperwork present.

The fees are for alleged obstruction of justice within the lacking individual case, distribution of meth and marijuana, unlawful weapons possession and operating a “clandestine drug lab.”

The identification of the stays has not but been publicly confirmed by authorities. 

Beale additionally recognized as “Kelley Kirkpatrick” on Fb, based on A social media account beneath the pseudonym confirmed Beale posing for a selfie posted in early November with an overlay from Showtime’s “Dexter” – a well-liked collection a couple of serial killer who dismembers his victims.

One other selfie confirmed him dressed up in an all-white protecting jumpsuit, sporting goggles and holding a semiautomatic rifle.

And final 12 months the account shared a picture of a butchered gator lower up and neatly organized on a kitchen desk.

Beale is due again in courtroom on March 3. A spokesperson for the general public defender’s workplace, which is representing him, mentioned it doesn’t touch upon pending instances.

Fox Information’ Sarah Rumpf contributed to this report.

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